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IMC’s Protection & Indemnity
specialists have extensive
diversity of experience —
strategically located in or near
major port areas.

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Our team of marine surveyors and consultants specializing in P&I work has grown to 16 professionals since our inception. Before coming ashore, they accumulated extensive seagoing experience on all types of vessels, in ranks up to and including Master and Chief Engineer. They have worked as Fleet Managers, Marine Superintendents, Bulk Liquid Loss Control specialists, CDI inspectors, Terminal managers, harbor pilots, etc.

The diversity of experience within our team is one of our great strengths. IMC surveyors are frequently engaged by P&I clubs and their commercial or legal correspondents. Several major P&I underwriters list IMC as commercial correspondents. Our surveyors regularly respond to instructions from P&I clubs and their members throughout the Western Hemisphere, including Central and South America, the Caribbean and Canada. We stand ready to travel anywhere in the world in response to difficult casualties. Read more


IMC’s P&I survey team is lead by David Smith, Kevin Lennon and Steve Cunningham. In addition to our in-house team of P&I specialists, IMC has developed an extensive network of trusted sub-agents who help supplement our capabilities. Our P&I claim team includes Master Mariners, experienced maritime attorneys and former senior level USCG officers.  This blend of seagoing, technical, legal and commercial claims handling expertise allows IMC to respond effectively to any kind of a marine casualty. 

The primary services offered include:

  • Rapid casualty response

  • On-board investigations

  • Reconstruction of collisions, groundings, allisions, etc. utilizing state-of-the-art software to process and present AIS data

  • P&I surveys of all kinds

  • Charterer’s liability Surveys of all kinds

  • Evaluation of bunker quality and fuel oil problems

  • Condition Surveys and company SMS and ISM audits

  • Coordination and oversight of salvage and re-floating operations

  • Expert Witness and Litigator Support Services to maritime attorneys

A few recent examples of our work include:

P&I Surveys:

  • Bunker Problems – Surveyed damages to numerous vessels suffering engine damages due to off-specification bunkers. Coordinated and carried out comprehensive investigations into causation.

  • Cargo Contamination – Investigated alleged off specification of bulk liquid chemical cargo. Coordinated and witnessed analysis of samples.

  • Dock Damage – Evaluated extent of damage to bulk liquid facility following a surge damage incident. Investigated and advised on causation.

  • Cargo Claims – Surveyed containers following a collapse of stow at sea. Investigated and advised on causation.

  • Personal Injury – Conducted on-board investigation following report of severe injury to river pilot. Provided support to attorney representing Owners and Club.

  • Loss of Anchor – Loss of ship’s anchor and cable investigation in Mississippi River. Assisted Owners in dealing with USCG and coordinated anchor search and recovery efforts.

Pre-Entry Condition Survey – Conducted full P&I condition survey of bulk carrier, including ultrasonic testing of hatch covers.

Pre-Entry Company Audit – Performed SMS and ISM audit on prospective new member for P&I club

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